American Shore & Beach Preservation Association
Preservation Through Conservation

ASBPA 2017 Symposium

3rd Annual Symposium
“Comprehensive Texas Shorelines”

University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
Port Aransas, Texas



The oral program included 15 to 20-minute presentations along with poster presentations.


University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
Visitor Center Auditorium, 750 Channel View Drive, Port Aransas, TX 78373


Program Presentations

8:00 AM


Jerry Mohn

8:10 AM

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Watermaster Program, View Presentation PDF

Katherine Bricken

8:30 AM

Spatial Variability of Relative Sea Level Rise in the coastal bend and Impact on Nuisance Flooding, View Presentation PDF

Philippe Tissot

8:50 AM

Nuisance Tidal Flooding and Sea Level Anomalies on the Texas Coast, View Presentation PDF

James Naismith

9:10 AM

Sea Level Changes on the Texas Coast, View Presentation PDF

Skip Davis

9:30 AM

Hydrodynamic Modeling of Packery System and Extension, View Presentation PDF

Larry Dell

9:50 AM

15 min. break

10:05 AM

Completion of Texas Largest-Ever Beach Nourishment, View Presentation PDF

Gerald Songy

10:25 AM

Results from the Texas Coastal Sediment Sources: A General Evaluation Study, View Presentation PDF

Juan Moya/Kelsey Calvez

10:45 AM

From Mud to Marsh – Restoring Lost Marsh Habitat In the Soft Soils of Dickenson Bayou, View Presentation PDF

Philip Blackmar

11:05 AM

Case Study: Follets Island, Brazoria County, TX Restoration of Dune and Habitat System

Destroyed by Hurricane Ike, View Presentation PDF

Kristina McElhinney

11:25 AM

Offshore Sand Resources along the Texas Coast – Lessons Learned from a Statewide Sand Resource Assessment and Constructed Beach Nourishment Projects, View Presentation PDF

Lindino Benedet

11:45 AM

Lunch (Provided by Texas Chapter and Sponsors)

1:00 PM

The Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan – A Look Back and the Path Forward, View Presentation PDF

Chris Levitz

1:40 PM

Economic Impacts of Beach Nourishment in Texas, View Presentation PDF

Michael Walther

2:00 PM

Beach Nourishment in Galveston Texas- A Long Term Plan for Success, View Presentation PDF

Reuben Trevino

2:20 PM

Planning for the Beneficial Use of Dredged Material: A Success Story in Mississippi and an Opportunity in Texas, View Presentation PDF

Dan Opdyke/Elaine Darby

2:40 PM

Aransas County Coastal Resiliency Initiative, View Presentation PDF

Aaron Horine

3:00 PM

15 min. break

3:15 PM

Involving Texas Students in Coastal Science, View Presentation PDF

Tiffany Caudle

3:35 PM

Living Shoreline Demonstration Project – Recent Experience on Design and Construction, View Presentation PDF

Josh Carter

3:55 PM

The Virginia Point Wetland Protection Project (Galveston Bay, Texas), View Presentation PDF

Taylor Nordstrom

4:15 PM

Adaptive Management for Successful Marsh Restoration in Galveston West Bay, View Presentation PDF

Christian LaPann- Johannessen

4:35 PM

Restoring and protecting bird habitat on Shamrock Island, View Presentation PDF

Luis Maristany

4:55 PM

Don’t Forget the Bay Shores, View Presentation PDF

Rhonda Cummins

5:15 PM

Closing remarks

5:20 PM

Poster Presentations

Various presenters

6:00 PM

Close Symposium


View information, photos and presentations from the 2016 Symposium.

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